inferior pulmonary vein


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inferior pulmonary vein

n.
1. The vein returning blood from the inferior lobe of the left lung to the left atrium; left inferior pulmonary vein.
2. The vein returning blood from the inferior lobe of the right lung to the left atrium; right inferior pulmonary vein.
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1a-1e) settings at the level of inferior pulmonary veins shows a nipple like structure (arrow) with enhancement similar to that of descending thoracic aorta at the mediastinal edge of the left basal lung segments, which on subsequent figures is shown to be an aberrant artery arising from the descending thoracic aorta.
It has been shown that physiologically the muscular wall of the left atrium may extend up to a few centimeters around the pulmonary veins, more so in the superior than the inferior pulmonary veins.
The CACAF ablation strategy involved circumferential isolation of all pulmonary vein ostia and creation of two linear lesions, one along the isthmus between the left inferior pulmonary veins and the mitral annulus, the other in the right atrium between the inferior vena cava and tricuspid annulus.